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Washington: Rebel Commander (S1EP2 HISTORY Mon 17 Feb 2020)



Part 2: As the American colonies make their final break, their newly minted commander-in-chief realizes he’s been handed a nearly impossible task in fighting the most powerful armed force in the world with an undisciplined ragtag group of soldiers.

HISTORY’s six-hour, three-night miniseries event “Washington” chips away at the bronzed and marbled image of America’s first President and bring to life the man whose name is known to all, but whose epic story is understood by few.

Narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom,” “Godless”) and executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin, “Washington” premieres over Presidents’ Day weekend airing consecutively on Sunday, February 16, Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 18 at 8pm ET/PT.

Most know the highlights of George Washington’s life – he was a general, crossed the Delaware, led the Continental Army to victory over the British, was America’s first President and is the face on the dollar bill – but there is so much more to his life than his accomplishments. Over the course of a three-night television event, “Washington” will explore the full arc of his journey and weave together dramatic live action sequences, excerpts from Washington’s letters and insights from a roster of notable experts, historians and scholars to tell a very personal story about the evolution of one of history’s most iconic leaders.

“Washington” features interviews with President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, renowned Pulitzer Prize(R)-winning historians Joseph J. Ellis, Annette Gordon-Reed, Jon Meacham, Alan Taylor and others. Nicholas Rowe (The Crown, Young Sherlock Holmes) portrays George Washington in the series.

Airdate: Monday 17 February 2020 at 8.00pm on HiSTORY.

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